Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
Breaking the mould with a 2.5K image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range, RAW recording and Canon EF mount.
#BMCC at IBC 2012This is an interview that we shot at IBC 2012 with DP John Brawley who was the first DP to get his hands on the camera.
Video review of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Well known DP and filmmaker Philip Bloom was one of the first to get to sample the camera and he's managed to find time to put together this 45 minute review of it.
Huge thanks to Phil for letting us show this.
Wide Open Camera - NAB 2012Our friends over at Wide Open Camera got the chance to have a chat with the guys from Blackmagic Design about the new camera.
Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. You get a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF and ZE mount lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into an exciting hand held design!
Move to Digital Film
Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a high resolution sensor with wide dynamic range so it’s perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production. DaVinci Resolve software for Mac™ and Windows™ is included so you can work at the highest quality and get the best results. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is both affordable and a complete solution because it includes a built-in recorder and monitoring, so it’s perfect for displacing video-only cameras for work such as sporting events, weddings, music videos and more!
13 Stop Dynamic Range
Regular video cameras clip video so you are locked into images that look cheap. Blackmagic Cinema Camera eliminates this problem as it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops into 12-bit DNG files, so your images look truly cinematic. This preserves detail in both shadows and highlights, and even handles indoor shots while keeping the details of any images captured through windows. This means you keep all sensor data so you can make creative decisions during DaVinci Resolve color grading!
Building one of the finest cameras in the world requires attention to every detail. Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s premium quality design features a machined aluminum chassis, interchangeable optics, high resolution 2.5K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit RAW uncompressed and compressed file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality, so this means you always get the quality you need for the most demanding work. Common DSLR ShotRAW Wide Dynamic RangeFinal Color Graded Shot
EF Compatible Lens Mount
With Blackmagic Cinema Camera you can use the most amazing optics from the world’s leading lens crafters such as Canon, Zeiss and many more. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is compatible with EF and ZE mount lenses, so you can use the lenses you already own! With Blackmagic Cinema Camera you are not locked into any specific lens and you can choose the lens you need based on the creative style of your shot! Blackmagic Cinema Camera allows full electronic control of your lens, so you can simply point, set iris and focus on command!
Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the first camera to feature built-in metadata entry so your files include information compatible with popular editing software. This dramatically speeds up the whole post production process! Entering metadata is easy. Simply tap the capacitive LCD touchscreen to display the slate where you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more! You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically!
Built-in SSD Recorder
Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a built-in SSD recorder that allows 2.5K uncompressed CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit capture as well as Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD compressed video formats. All file formats are open standard and used by NLE software so you get the only camera designed from the ground up to be part of a whole post production workflow! When you’ve finished shooting, simply connect the SSD to your computer and edit or color your shots straight from the disk!
|Active Sensor Resolution||2432 x 1366|
|Raw Resolution||12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366|
|Shooting Resolutions||2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366. ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080|
|Frame Rates||23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p|
|Active Sensor Size||15.81mm x 8.88mm|
|Dynamic Range||13 stops|
|Focus||Focus button turns on peaking|
|Iris Control||Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped|
|Lens Mount||EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control|
|Screen Dimensions||5" and 800 x 480 resolution|
|Screen Type||Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Metadata Support||Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords|
|Controls||Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control|
|Microphone||Integrated mono microphone|
|Speaker||Integrated mono speaker|
|Mounting Options||3 x 1/4" thread mounting points on top of camera. 1 x 1/4" thread tripod mount with locator pin.|
|Power||Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery. 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.|
|Battery Life||Approximately 90 minutes|
|Battery Charge Time||Approximately 2 hours when not in use.|
|Camera Dimensions||166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap|
|Camera Weight||1.7 kg / 3.75 lb|
|Storage Type||Removable 2.5” SSD|
|Storage Format||Storage Format|
|Storage Rates||5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video.|
|Uncompressed Recording Formats||RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG|
|Compressed Recording Formats||Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.|
|SDI Video Output||1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range|
|Analog Audio Input||2 x 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.|
|Analog Audio Output||1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output|
|SDI Audio Output||4 channels in HD-SDI|
|Remote Control||1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control|
|Computer Interface||Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio. USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.|
|External Power||12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.|
|SDI Compliance||SMPTE 292M.|
|SDI Audio Sampling||48 kHz and 24 bit.|
Please note that this list is for guidance only. We will always advise you if for any reason the equipment is to be supplied with a different number of batteries.
Where applicable, all batteries will be fully charged before dispatch, except in the event of a turnaround where the client will be advised accordingly.
The following accessories are available to hire with the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera -
|Daily Hire||£65.83 (£79.00)||Weekend Hire||£98.33 (£118.00)|
|Weekly Hire||£245.00 (£294.00)||2 Weekly Hire||£381.67 (£458.00)|
|3 Weekly Hire||£495.83 (£595.00)||Deposit||£700.00|
Prices shown above as Ex VAT in black (Inc VAT in red). These prices are for hire only - courier charges will apply. All equipment will be delivered by 12pm on the day before the hire period and collected the day after the hire has finished. For more details, visit our How to Hire section.